Insomnia and hot flashes

Insomnia and hot flashes

Find fast relief for insomnia and hot flashes

For many women, hot flashes are a dreaded part of menopause and the years leading up to it. Managing the symptoms of hot flashes—uncomfortable bursts of warmth, excessive sweating, and a racing heart rate—is challenging and stressful, especially in professional settings. But when hot flashes lead to insomnia, the fatigue and mental fog that results can be almost too much to bear.

Hot flashes at night, or night sweats, can wake you abruptly and make it difficult to return to sleep. Your bedclothes may be drenched in sweat, and your body may have a hard time recovering from the hormonal fluctuations that resulted in the hot flash.

That's where the Embr Wave® from Embr Labs comes in. This sleek and stylish wearable offers advanced thermal technology that can bring cool relief with the press of a button, helping to dissipate the effects of hot flashes and allowing you to get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Get temperature relief with Embr Wave

Embr Wave looks like a bracelet or a smartwatch that you wear on the inside of your wrist. Within its compact exterior is a powerful thermal technology that works like a miniature cooling or heating system. With the press of a button or a tap in a mobile app, you can launch a series of pleasantly cool or warm sensations on the temperature-sensitive skin of your wrist, taking advantage of a natural connection to your brain that can help to rebalance your sense of temperature and give immediate relief from hot flashes.

How can a cool sensation on the wrist help with insomnia and hot flashes?
The Wave harnesses your body's natural ability to change your perception of temperature, helping you feel more comfortable overall. It works the same way that pressing something cold to your forehead can bring a sense of cool relief to your entire body, or how cupping a hot mug of coffee in your hands can make you warm and cozy all over. These local thermal sensations on a small area of skin send a feel-good signal to the part of your brain that's associated with pleasure, emotion, stress, and thermoregulation. In response, your brain adjusts the way you experience temperature (in other words, how hot or cold you feel), delivering instant hot flash relief.

Waveforms: the key to effective relief
The thermal sensations generated by the Wave are called Waveforms. These precise pulses of warming or cooling are expertly engineered to deliver the right temperature in the right amounts at the right time, controlling hot flashes and maximizing relief from night sweats and other kinds of thermal discomfort.

What's the connection between insomnia and hot flashes?

The science around hot flashes isn't conclusive, but these episodes are believed to be the result of the hormonal changes that happen in a woman's body around menopause and the years leading up to it. Fluctuating hormones cause the brain's thermoregulation center to mistakenly believe that the body is overheating. In response, the brain triggers a hot flash to expel heat quickly, dilating blood vessels beneath the skin and sending the sweat glands into overdrive. Some women experience mild hot flashes for a few months, while others have constant hot flashes that may last for years or even decades.

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When hot flashes happen at night, the discomfort of hot skin, a racing heart rate, and uncontrollable sweating can easily rouse you from a deep slumber. The hormonal changes that produced the hot flash typically make it difficult to fall asleep again right away, leading to bouts of insomnia.

What can help with hot flashes and insomnia?
Strategies like hormone replacement therapy, prescription medications, lifestyle changes, and yoga can help to minimize the frequency of hot flashes as well as their severity. But none of these options can deliver instant relief for insomnia and hot flashes when they strike in the middle of the night.

Embr Wave offers several kinds of thermal sessions designed to help with insomnia and hot flashes. The gradually slowing waves of a Fall Asleep session are designed to relax your body into sleep more quickly, while the steady waves of an All Night session keep you resting comfortably for up to 9 hours. If you're awakened by a hot flash, a Hot Flash session brings instant cooling relief that can help the symptoms to dissipate quickly, enabling you to fall back to sleep more easily.

Comfort any time of day

Along with help for insomnia and hot flashes, Embr Wave lets you put temperature to work so you can feel better, anytime and anywhere.

Reduce stress
Thermal sensations can be highly effective for reducing stress—think of the soothing comfort of a hot bath or the way a cold drink can help you calm down when you're flustered. Embr Wave gives you the ability to access this therapeutic power of temperature to relieve stress with the press of a button (no bath bombs required).

Control your comfort
Whether you're someone who always feels too hot or too cold, Embr Wave gives you an easy way to stay comfortable no matter who controls the thermostat. A study with UC Berkeley found that Embr Wave allowed participants to feel on average 5°F warmer or cooler after just three minutes. Women found the Wave particularly effective, feeling up to 9°F cooler when using the Wave.

Why manage insomnia and hot flashes with Embr Wave?

Natural relief
Embr Wave offers a safe and natural remedy for hot flashes and insomnia, working with your body's innate ability to rebalance your thermal comfort in response to local temperature sensations.

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FSA-eligible
Many Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) consider the Wave to be an approved expense. To check your eligibility, contact your employer or FSA administrator.

Optional financing with Affirm
When you purchase your Wave with financing from Affirm, you may be able to spread your payments out over 3 to 12 months or more, allowing you to get the relief you need on a budget that works for you.

Free shipping
Your purchase of Embr Wave includes free shipping to any address in the U.S.

Easy returns
If you're not satisfied with the relief for insomnia and hot flashes provided by the Wave, you may return your device within 30 days for a full refund.

FAQs

What are hot flashes?

Hot flashes, or heat flashes, are brief episodes of intense warmth felt on the skin of the upper body. Often accompanied by heavy perspiration and a fast or uneven heart rate, hot flashes may last anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes or more. Hot flashes can be caused by many things, including infections, autoimmune disorders, and treatment for certain types of cancer, but they're most commonly known as a symptom of menopause.

Do hot flashes cause insomnia?

Studies have shown a strong connection between insomnia and hot flashes. Hot flashes at night, or night sweats, can cause a person to wake up quickly and find themselves drenched in sweat. While the hot flash itself may last only a few minutes, many women find it difficult to fall back asleep afterwards, leaving them fatigued and foggy throughout the following day.

How does Embr Wave help with insomnia and hot flashes?

Embr Wave uses temperature to bring instant relief for women suffering from insomnia and hot flashes. By generating pleasant thermal sensations on the skin of the inner wrist, the Wave helps send a feel-good message to the brain that regulates the perception of temperature, producing feelings of comfort throughout the body. Precisely engineered pulses of cool refreshment or soothing warmth can lull you to sleep more easily and quickly dissipate the effects of a hot flash to help you rest more comfortably through the night.

Woman adjusting the rose gold Embr Wave 2 on her left wrist.

Menopause relief you can take anywhere.

(Especially on those occasional nights when you can't seem to get back to sleep.)