Insomnia perimenopause treatment

Insomnia perimenopause treatment

What's the best perimenopause insomnia treatment?

As if the hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings weren't bad enough, insomnia can really complicate your life in the years leading up to the menopause. Hormonal changes during this period, known as perimenopause, may make it hard to nod off in the evening, to stay asleep all night, or to get the kind of quality sleep that leaves you rested and ready for the day.

When considering perimenopause insomnia treatments, hormone replacement therapy or prescription meds can be effective, but come with serious side effects. Natural perimenopause insomnia remedies include herbal supplements, lifestyle changes, and stress-reduction measures, but none of these options can help you fall asleep in the moments when you're experiencing insomnia.

That's where Embr Wave® can help. A sleek and stylish piece of wearable technology, the Wave gives you the power to control your experience with temperature and find relief for perimenopause insomnia.

Embr Wave: temperature relief on your wrist

Embr Wave is a thermal wristband that creates gentle warming or cooling sensations that are felt on the inside of your wrist, an area that is particularly sensitive to temperature. Clinical research shows that a little warmth or coolness at the right time can naturally activate a neural pathway to your brain that rebalances your perception of temperature and allows you to feel better overall.

The Wave uses a compact thermoelectric heat pump, combined with patented software, to generate these sensations in precisely engineered patterns called Waveforms. When the thermoreceptors in the skin register the feelings of warmth or coolness, they send a feel-good message to the part of your brain that regulates temperature and is associated with emotion, stress, and pleasure, prompting it to quickly readjust its perception of how hot or cold you feel and providing relief to your entire body.

It's the same experience as when, on a scorcher in July, you can make your whole body feel more comfortable by fanning just your face or splashing cold water on your neck—you don't need to cool every part of your body to feel better all over. These local thermal sensations stimulate an automatic response mechanism that changes the way you experience temperature. Embr Wave makes it possible for you to do this on demand whenever you need it most, in a discreet, controlled, and convenient way.

An alternative to perimenopause insomnia treatments
The Wave provides a safe, natural alternative to perimenopause insomnia treatments like hormone replacement therapy and prescription drugs. Two specially designed thermal waveforms can help you fall asleep more easily and stay asleep longer at night: Fall Asleep sessions use gradually slowing waves of cooling or warmth to lull your body into slumber more quickly and easily, while All Night sessions generate steady waves to keep your temperature balanced and to allow you to rest more comfortably for up to 9 hours at a time.

How to stop hot flashes at night
Embr Wave also provides help for perimenopause night sweats as well as other perimenopause symptoms like cold flashes and nausea. When you feel a hot flash coming on at night, you can press a button on the device to immediately generate a series of intense cooling waves made specifically to dissipate the effects of a hot flash and stop it in its tracks. For those who tend to sleep cold or experience cold flashes, Embr Wave can also generate soothing warm sensations to keep uncomfortable chills from interrupting your sleep. And the Wave's customizable cooling sensations can offer fast relief from nausea anytime you start to feel queasy.

What causes insomnia during perimenopause?

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During perimenopause, a woman's body begins reducing the amount of estrogen and progesterone it produces, eventually leading to menopause and the end of her reproductive years. These hormonal changes can throw the body's thermoregulation center out of whack. At times, the brain falsely believes the body is overheating, triggering a hot flash to get rid of excessive heat. When these episodes happen at night, it can wreak havoc with your sleep and cause insomnia. Fluctuating levels of hormones can also cause perimenopause nausea, and changing hormonal levels may interfere with the hormones related to sleep, making it harder to fall asleep, stay asleep, and rest easily.

Take control with the Embr Wave 2 app

To get even more relief with your Embr Wave, connect your device to the mobile app available from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store. The app gives you access to thermal sessions designed for reducing stress, enhancing comfort, managing hot flashes, or improving sleep—making the Wave a powerful and multifunctional alternative to other perimenopause insomnia treatments. You can edit each session to set the temperature to your preferred intensity level and choose the duration of each session, with options ranging from 5 minutes up to 9 hours. The app also gives you the ability to reprogram the buttons on the side of the device for quick access to your favorite warming or cooling sessions and lets you track the way you use the Wave so you can learn from your patterns and make the device more effective for your needs.

Benefits beyond perimenopause insomnia treatment

Unlike other perimenopause insomnia treatments, Embr Wave offers wellness benefits that extend to other areas of life.

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Hot flash relief, day or night
Hot flashes can strike at any time, and dealing with them during the day—especially in public or professional settings—can be a challenge. Embr Wave's Hot Flash Relief sessions can come to the rescue at the press of a button, offering immediate help without getting in your way or calling attention to yourself. With the Wave, no one ever needs to know you're dealing with hot flashes.

Comfort control
When a room seems too warm or you're feeling chilled, Embr Wave gives you the power to control your own experience with temperature. A UC Berkeley study showed that the Wave helped participants feel 5°F warmer or cooler on average after just three minutes, with women participants reporting an improvement of up to 9°F.

Stress reduction
Temperature can be a useful tool when it comes to reducing stress. Just as a warm bath or a cool towel can help you relax and calm down, Embr Wave's on-demand warming and cooling sensations can help reduce tension and ease anxiety when you're faced with stressful moments or just need to chill out—no bathtub required.

FAQs

What is perimenopause?

Perimenopause refers to the years leading up to menopause, the time when a woman is no longer able to reproduce. During perimenopause, the body gradually begins to produce less of the hormones required for reproduction, resulting in symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, mood swings, and insomnia.

What are common perimenopause insomnia treatments?

Insomnia remedies include everything from herbal supplements and exercise to cool bed linens and personal fans. Altering pre-bedtime routines, avoiding certain foods, and reducing stress can also assist with insomnia. However, few of these perimenopause insomnia treatments provide relief that is immediate, simple, and precise.

Why is Embr Wave an effective alternative to perimenopause insomnia treatment?

Embr Wave is a smart wearable that generates soothing warm or cool sensations felt on the temperature-sensitive skin of the inner wrist. These thermal sensations are precisely engineered to harness the body's natural ability to rebalance its perception of temperature, bringing relief for hot flashes and night sweats and helping to promote better sleep. The Wave offers thermal sessions designed to allow you to fall asleep quickly, keep you resting comfortably through the night, and mitigate the effects of nighttime hot flashes.

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.)