Managing hot flashes

Managing hot flashes

A new approach to managing hot flashes

When you have hot flashes, it can often feel like your body is out of control. Your skin feels like it's burning, and your face, neck, and chest start turning red. Your heart beats faster or unevenly. You may even feel a little dizzy. Perhaps worst of all, your body begins sweating uncontrollably, leaving you drenched and uncomfortable.

For the 70% of women who experience hot flashes during menopause, this feeling of losing control can last for months, years, or even a decade or more. Hormone therapy, prescription medications, and lifestyle changes have traditionally been the most common approaches to managing hot flashes. But for many women, these solutions offer little immediate help or come with unpleasant side effects.

Now, there's a new, natural approach to controlling hot flashes as they're occurring. It's the Wave® from Embr Labs, a wearable cooling system that can provide instant relief at the touch of a button—day or night, no matter where you are.

Take control of hot flashes with Embr Wave

The Wave is a smart, stylish device you wear on the inside of your wrist, where your skin is highly sensitive to temperature. Using a compact thermoelectric heat pump, the Wave creates a series of warm or cool sensations that can last from 5 minutes up to 9 hours. These sensations tap into your body's natural ability to use temperature as a way of restoring balance and feeling better. By adjusting your thermal experience on a concentrated spot on your skin, the Wave lets you take control of the way you perceive temperature and provides effective help for managing hot flashes.

How to stop hot flashes fast
When you feel a hot flash coming on, simply press a button and the Wave immediately starts generating cool sensations on your inner wrist. These sensations send a feel-good signal to your brain, recalibrating your comfort level and changing the way you experience temperature throughout your body. Peer-reviewed studies completed with Johnson & Johnson showed that when managing hot flashes with the Wave, participants reported a 168% improvement in their ability to control their sense of temperature.

How does it work?
The Wave is a silent, wearable device that uses advanced thermal technology to generate Waveforms, precise sensations of warming or cooling carefully engineered to maximize relief for hot flashes, night sweats, and other thermal situations. Pulses of these warm or cool sensations on your wrist send signals to the part of your brain that's associated with emotion, pleasure, and thermoregulation. In turn, your brain adjusts the way you perceive temperature throughout your body, helping you feel more comfortable.

How can cooling on my wrist affect comfort throughout my body?
The Wave works with your body's natural response to local thermal sensations. It's the same idea as the feeling of warmth you experience throughout your body when you wrap your hands around a cup of hot coffee, or how a cold compress on your forehead can help you feel better overall. The Wave is engineered to take advantage of this natural response mechanism in a precise and repeatable way. Many women find that when managing hot flashes with this thermal wristband, a few minutes of cooling on the wrist can cause hot flashes to dissipate quickly.

Why is managing hot flashes so hard?

Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause). The exact causes of hot flashes are unknown, but scientists think they're related to changes in your internal thermostat, the part of your brain that controls temperature. During perimenopause, the level of hormones in your body may fluctuate wildly. These variations can mistakenly send a signal to your brain that your body is too warm, triggering a series of cool-down actions. The blood vessels near your skin surface widen to release heat, causing your skin to flush and feel extremely warm. Your heart beats faster, and your sweat glands shift into overdrive. Some women also experience chills as their hot flash is winding down.

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One of the most difficult things about managing hot flashes is that you never know when they're going to happen. For women who work in a professional environment, this can cause a great deal of stress and embarrassment. Staying focused in meetings, concentrating on work, and just conversing with colleagues can be extremely difficult when you're experiencing hot and cold flashes (or even just worrying about when the next hot flash might hit).

Traditional solutions for managing hot flashes have offered mixed results. Hormone replacement therapy can provide some relief, but it isn't recommended for everyone, and it can increase the risk of future health problems. Some women have turned to prescription medications, but these often have side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and headaches. Herbal supplements and changes to diet are also common ways of managing hot flashes, but none of these approaches offer immediate relief or the sense of control over their thermal experience so many women desire.

That's why the Wave is so effective: it gives you the control to instantly find relief from hot flashes in a simple, safe, and discreet way.

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Along with help for managing hot flashes, Embr Wave delivers benefits for many other areas of your life.

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Easier sleep
Temperature and sleep are intimately connected. Research has shown that the thermal comfort the Wave provides is an effective, nonpharmacological way to promote sleep. In fact, a crossover study showed that using the Wave for two weeks can minimize nighttime hot flashes, reduce insomnia, and diminish sleep disturbances, helping you rest easy through the night for up to 9 hours at a time.

Greater comfort
No matter where you go, the Wave puts instant cooling relief or soothing warmth at your fingertips. With the press of a button or a tap in the app, you can start feeling better in seconds. A study with UC Berkeley showed that the Wave's dynamic thermal Waveforms helped people feel an average of 5° warmer or cooler in just three minutes, and women in particular felt up to 9°F cooler after using the Wave.

Less stress
People frequently use temperature throughout the day to help relieve stress. Think of the way a warm bath can calm you down, or how resting your forehead on something cool can help you to relax. The Wave gives you the ability to create these sensations whenever and wherever you need them, generating relaxing waves of warm or cool refreshment in stressful moments during your day.

Why choose the Wave?

A natural remedy for managing hot flashes
The Wave works with your body's natural response to local thermal sensations to help improve your perception of temperature. It offers immediate, noninvasive, and discreet relief whenever you need it.

FSA-eligible
Embr Wave is an approved expense in many Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Contact your employer or FSA administrator to check eligibility for your program.

Affirm financing
Affirm is a financing option that lets you purchase your Wave now and spread payments out over 3, 6, 12 months or more.

Free shipping
Every Wave comes with free shipping to any address in the U.S.

Easy returns
If you're not satisfied with the temperature relief the Wave offers for managing hot flashes, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund.

FAQs

What are hot flashes?

Hot flashes are sudden feelings of extreme warmth in your body that can cause heavy sweating, flushing in the face and neck, an elevated or uneven heart rate, and a sense of anxiety. They are commonly experienced during menopause and in patients with cancer and other conditions.

What can help with hot flashes?

For women who experience hot flashes, remedies have traditionally included hormone replacement therapy, prescription medicines, lifestyle changes, and herbal supplements. But many of these approaches offer mixed results, and some come with significant side effects. None of these approaches can provide immediate relief during a hot flash.

How does the Wave help manage hot flashes?

The Embr Wave offers a safe and natural technique for managing hot flashes. Using a compact thermoelectric heat pump housed within a stylish wristband, the Wave generates precise patterns of cool sensations on the temperature-sensitive skin of the inner wrist. These sensations send a feel-good message to the brain which in turn helps the rest of the body to rebalance its sense of temperature and enables you to feel immediate relief.

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.)