Menopause cooling devices

Menopause cooling devices

Menopause cooling devices: pros and cons

When you're in the middle of a hot flash, all you want is cool relief—fast. Unfortunately, most of the common strategies for dealing with hot flashes can't deliver immediate help for menopause symptoms, right when you need it most. Hormone replacement therapy, prescription drugs, yoga, and lifestyle changes may help to lessen the overall severity of menopause symptoms, but they aren't able to come to the rescue when you feel that sudden burst of heat coming on. They often also come with a slew of side effects, as advised by the Mayo Clinic, or require larger lifestyle changes.

There are also menopause cooling devices like cooling towels, ice packs, spray mists, and cooling gels, which can be used on demand. The downside is that these solutions tend to be bulky, cumbersome, messy, and highly conspicuous—they're not the type of product you can turn to when you're experiencing a hot flash during a board meeting or client presentation.

That's where Embr Wave® can help. Embr Wave is a thermal wristband that provides instant relief for hot flashes, anytime and anywhere. Unlike other menopause cooling products, the Wave is easy to use and highly discreet, allowing you to manage your hot flashes without anyone else needing to know.

Embr Wave: instant relief for menopause symptoms

Embr Wave looks like a stylish bracelet or a smartwatch that's worn on the inside of your wrist. Within its sleek exterior is advanced thermal technology that gives you the power to take control over your experience with temperature.

The Wave uses a compact thermoelectric heat exchanger to generate a series of pleasantly warm or cool sensations that are felt on your inner wrist, where your skin is particularly sensitive to temperature. These sensations, delivered in carefully engineered patterns that can last from 5 minutes up to 9 hours at a time, send a feel-good signal to your brain, tapping into your body's innate ability to use temperature as a way of restoring balance and finding relief.

How can a cool sensation on the wrist improve comfort overall?
The science of Embr Wave's menopause cooling devices takes advantage of a natural response mechanism that allows your body to find comfort from localized thermal sensations. It's the same principle as when you cup your hands around a mug of hot cocoa and you feel warmer and cozier overall. Or how you feel cool relief throughout your body when simply pressing a cold compress to your forehead. In these instances, sensitive thermoreceptors in your skin communicate with the part of your brain that's associated with emotion, stress, pleasure, and thermoregulation. By applying the right temperature to the right part of your body, you can recalibrate your entire thermal experience, changing the way you perceive temperature overall.

Why women need better menopause cooling devices

Hot flashes are thought to be the result of hormonal changes during menopause that cause the brain to mistakenly believe the body is overheating. In response, it orchestrates a hot flash to cool down quickly. Blood vessels beneath the skin open wide to expel excess heat, creating an uncomfortable burst of warmth. The sweat glands kick into gear, and the heart begins racing to pump blood faster through the body.

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For many women, hot flashes and night sweats (hot flashes that occur during sleep) can last for years or decades. Coping with hot flashes in the privacy of your home is one thing, but managing these intense episodes at work is doubly challenging. When a hot flash strikes, you may find it difficult to simply focus on finishing an email, never mind trying to give a presentation or pitch a client while your body is being wracked by heat, flushing, anxiety, and sweat.

While there are menopause cooling devices on the market designed to bring fast relief for menopause and perimenopause symptoms, few are products you can use privately and discreetly. Ice packs, mists, and cooling gels might be able to provide instant comfort, but they're messy and difficult to use in professional situations—you probably wouldn't want to chair a board meeting with a melting ice pack wrapped around your neck. Cooling wraps must be constantly recharged in the refrigerator or freezer. Special fans or pillows for menopause night sweat relief are bulky and imprecise.

In contrast to other menopause cooling devices, Embr Wave offers convenient, on-demand relief in a product that no one will even know you're using. With the press of a button, the Wave instantly delivers cool relief whenever and wherever you need it to dissipate the effects of hot flashes, night sweats, and nausea in menopause.

Control your comfort with the Embr Wave 2 app

When you connect your wristband to the Embr Wave 2 app, you'll unlock the full potential of your device and enjoy a greater level of personalization and control in your thermal experiences. With the app, you can browse a library of thermal sessions designed to improve your sleep, reduce your stress, increase your comfort, and manage your hot flashes, and you can even reprogram the buttons on your Wave to give you quick access to your favorites. You can also select your preferred duration for each session, with options ranging from 5 minutes up to 9 hours; download improvements and updates for your device; and track your usage over time to gain insight from your patterns and learn what works best for your body.

More benefits of Embr Wave

Along with effective and discreet relief for menopause symptoms, Embr Wave goes beyond what other menopause cooling devices are able to offer, with wellness benefits that extend to other areas of your life.

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Better sleep
Temperature can have a major impact on sleep quality, and Embr Wave lets you harness temperature so you can get better rest. The Wave's Fall Asleep sessions are designed to lull you into slumber more quickly, while the All Night sessions offer steady and soothing waves of cool or warm sensations to keep your body comfortable all night long.

All-day comfort
With the power of Embr Wave at your fingertips, you can rebalance your perception of temperature whenever you feel too hot or cold. Studies show that the Wave helps people feel up to 5°F warmer or cooler on average after just 3 minutes. Women find the Wave especially effective at cooling down—female participants were able to feel up to 9°F cooler after using the device.

Stress relief
If you've ever taken a hot bath to unwind after a long day or sipped a cold drink to calm down when you're feeling flustered, you already know that thermal sensations can affect your stress levels. Embr Wave offers cooling and warming sessions designed to help relax your body and ease tension during anxious and stressful moments.

FAQs

What is menopause?

Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstrual cycles end and the ovaries no longer make estrogen and progesterone, the hormones required for fertility. As the level of hormones in the body changes in the years before and after menopause, women may experience a variety of symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, decreased libido, headaches, a racing heart rate, and difficulty sleeping.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of menopause cooling devices?

Hot flashes are one of the most troubling symptoms of menopause for most women. These brief episodes of intense warmth and heavy sweating can be highly disruptive and embarrassing, especially when they occur at work. Products like ice packs, gels, spray mists, and cooling towels may provide some immediate relief during a hot flash, but these menopause cooling devices are often cumbersome and difficult to use discreetly. For example, most women would feel uncomfortable stopping a meeting to grab an ice pack or cooling towel from the office freezer—and they don't exactly complement a business casual look.

How does Embr Wave help with menopause symptoms?

The Wave is a thermal wristband that generates pleasantly warm or cool sensations against the inner wrist, where the skin is highly sensitive to changes in temperature. These sensations stimulate a natural brain pathway that changes how you perceive temperature, providing instant relief for hot flashes and helping you feel cooler overall.

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.)