Hot flashes are especially challenging in professional situations, where a severe episode can make it impossible to carry on with routine tasks, let alone finish a presentation, close a deal, or chair a board meeting. And while there are lots of menopause cooling products on the market—ice packs, cooling wraps, spray mists, and cooling gels—most of these options are messy, cumbersome, and conspicuous. You can't interrupt a client meeting, for example, to change into a cooling vest you've stored in the office refrigerator.
That's why Embr Labs has developed the Embr Wave®, a smart wristband that instantly provides cool relief for hot flashes. Unlike other menopause cooling products, Embr Wave is safe, convenient, and highly discreet, so you can manage your hot flashes privately and get on with your day without anyone else needing to know.
Embr Wave: cool relief on your wrist
Embr Wave is a sleek, stylish wearable that looks like a smartwatch but packs a lot of power when it comes to delivering help for menopause hot flashes and night sweats. At the touch of a button, it instantly generates a series of warm or cool sensations that you feel on the sensitive skin of your inner wrist. These sensations stimulate a natural connection to the brain that helps you recalibrate your sense of temperature, changing how you feel overall.
How localized cooling provides full-body relief
The Wave takes advantage of your body's innate ability to draw comfort from localized temperature sensations. Think of how, on a sweltering day in July, splashing a bit of ice water on your face can help your entire body feel cooler. Or how wrapping your hands around a mug of hot tea can help you feel warmer and cozier all over. These thermal sensations prompt your brain to adjust your perception of how hot or cold you feel by sending a comfort signal to the part of the brain that regulates emotion, pleasure, stress, and temperature. The Wave uses this same natural response mechanism to provide rapid relief for hot flashes and night sweats in a controlled, safe, and repeatable way.
The trouble with most menopause cooling products
Menopause and perimenopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats are thought to be your body's response to changes in hormone levels. These fluctuations can cause your brain's thermoregulation center to believe your body is overheated. In response, it initiates a hot flash in an unnecessary effort to cool you down fast. Blood vessels beneath the skin open wide to expel excessive heat, causing you to feel a sudden burst of warmth on your face, neck, and chest. You begin to perspire heavily, and your heart may race or beat unevenly. These same hormones can also trigger cold flashes or menopause chills, where your body falsely believes it needs to warm up quickly.
While there are a variety of menopause cooling products available, most options have significant drawbacks. Ice packs may be great for cooling down quickly, but they're cumbersome and constantly need to be returned to the freezer. The same goes for cooling towels and wraps—they might be fine when you're at home, but they're conspicuous and much less convenient to use when you're out and about trying to get things done, especially in professional settings. Spray mists and cooling gels may help a bit, but applying (and then reapplying) them can be messy and disruptive. And when you're having a hot flash, the last thing you want is to draw more attention to yourself.
That's why Embr Wave stands apart from other menopause cooling devices on the market. Only the Wave delivers instant relief for hot flashes in a way that's highly effective and incredibly discreet, allowing you to get on with your day without skipping a beat. The Wave also offers superior menopause night sweat relief and can help in controlling nausea in menopause.
How the Wave delivers natural, personalized relief
Embr Wave is a low-power, completely silent wearable that uses a compact heat exchanger to generate pleasantly warm or cool sensations that are felt on the inner wrist. These sensations come in precisely engineered patterns known as Waveforms, to make sure that you're getting just the right amount of temperature at just the right time to maximize your relief and comfort. The Wave gives you the ability to adjust your experience with temperature with the touch of a button, so you can deal with hot flashes and night sweats quickly and easily. Best of all, the Wave's thermal experiences are as safe as touching a warm mug of coffee or a glass of ice water.
Though you can use Embr Wave with the controls on the device itself, the accompanying mobile app unlocks a wider range of features and customizability. With the app, you set the intensity and run-time of each session, with options ranging from 5 minutes up to 9 hours; explore thermal sessions designed to reduce stress, enhance sleep, increase comfort, or manage hot flashes; customize your experience by editing, saving, and renaming existing sessions; and even reprogram the buttons on the device to suit your needs.
Less stress. Better sleep. Comfort at the press of a button.
Unlike traditional menopause cooling products, Embr Wave has the added benefit of helping you use the therapeutic power of temperature for more than just hot flashes.
If you've ever sought to calm your nerves with a warm bath or cool compress, you know that temperature can be an effective tool for combating stress. The Wave lets you use heat or cold to relieve stress and anxiety anytime and anywhere, with soothing waveforms designed to ease your body's tension and help you relax naturally.
Studies show that using Embr Wave for just two weeks can significantly reduce insomnia, sleep disturbances, and nighttime hot flashes. The Wave offers thermal sessions made especially for sleep, with gentle waves to help you fall asleep faster and steady waves to keep you resting easily through the night for up to 9 hours at a time.
Manage your comfort all day long
Whether you're sweating in a stuffy room or shivering in a chilly office, Embr Wave lets you take charge of your comfort when you can't control the thermostat. A UC Berkeley study showed that using the Wave for just three minutes helped participants feel 5°F warmer or cooler on average, and that women were able to feel up to 9°F cooler or 6°F warmer when using the Wave.
What is menopause?
Menopause marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycles and her ability to reproduce. During menopause and the years before and after, changing levels of hormones in the body cause a variety of symptoms such as insomnia, night sweats, and hot flashes. Hot flashes are thought to occur when hormonal fluctuations cause the brain's thermoregulation center to mistakenly believe the body needs to cool down quickly, triggering a hot flash to expel excess heat. Hot flashes can be uncomfortable anytime they occur, but they're especially embarrassing and stressful when they happen in a professional environment.
What are menopause cooling products?
Menopause cooling products include things like ice packs, spray mists, cooling gels, and cooling pads. While these items are intended to bring immediate relief during a hot flash, they tend to be inconvenient or impossible to use discreetly in public or professional settings.
How does the Wave help with menopause symptoms?
Embr Wave is a smart wristband that provides cool relief for menopause symptoms in a safe, natural, and highly discreet way. The Wave creates pleasing cool sensations that are felt on the temperature-sensitive skin of the inner wrist. These sensations automatically activate a neural pathway to the brain that helps your body provide quick relief for hot flashes. And Embr Wave is completely silent and unobtrusive—no one around you will even know you're using the device to seek relief from hot flash episodes—so you can get on with your day and get back to feeling like yourself again.