A hot flash is a sudden feeling of intense warmth in the body, usually in the face, neck, and chest. Hot flashes can also trigger heavy sweating and an increase in heart rate. For some women, these menopause symptoms are mild and manageable; but for many, hot flashes are so severe that they can disrupt normal activities and cause a great deal of anxiety. And when hot flashes happen at night, they can produce night sweats that drench bed clothes and bedding and cause extreme discomfort, stress, and fatigue.
The most common treatments for menopause symptoms like hot flashes or night sweats have been medical solutions, such as hormone replacement therapy or prescription medicines. Some women have sought relief in dietary choices, herbal supplements, lifestyle changes, and alternative medicines, but often with only modest success. Now, there's a scientific and natural remedy for hot flashes that has been shown to successfully bring nearly instant thermal relief. It's the Wave, a personal cooling device from Embr Labs.
Embr Wave — wearable temperature relief
The Embr Wave® is a device that's about the size of a smartwatch but packs a big punch when it comes to temperature. It generates pleasing sensations of coolness or warmth on the sensitive skin of your inner wrist that can be customized to run for 5 minutes up to 9 hours at a time. These sensations stimulate a natural brain pathway that can change the way you perceive temperature and help you feel more comfortable overall.
Help for menopause
For menopause relief, you can use the Wave's cooling feature to reduce the intensity and length of hot flashes and night sweats. Simply press a button on the device and the Wave will immediately apply precise waves of cool sensations, sending a signal to your brain that can quickly provide relief to your entire body.
The leading menopause symptoms
Menopause is the stage in a woman's life after menstruation ends. The years leading up to that point, known as perimenopause, are a time of transition. The body produces less estrogen, the menstrual cycle begins to change, and physical symptoms occur in response to changes in hormone levels.
During this time, women experience a wide range of menopause symptoms. These include mood-related symptoms like anxiety, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and depression. Some symptoms are painful—achy joints, muscle tension, a burning mouth, and soreness in the breasts are common. Weight gain, osteoporosis, stress incontinence, and digestive changes can also occur.
For many women, the most common and most frustrating menopause symptoms have to do with body temperature: hot flashes and night sweats. Scientists don't know exactly why these episodes occur, but they're thought to be a reaction to a false signal sent to the brain suggesting that the body is too hot and needs to expel heat. In response, the brain tries to cool the body through perspiration. The brain also causes the heart rate to increase, and it opens up the blood vessels near the skin to expel heat, causing the uncomfortable warmth and redness that are the hallmark of hot flashes.
Many women live with these menopause symptoms for a decade or more. Some even experience hot flashes after menopause. Fortunately, technologies like the Embr Wave can bring relief and comfort at the touch of a button, helping women to take control of these most aggravating menopause symptoms.
How Embr Wave works
Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the Wave uses a compact thermoelectric heat pump to create a series of cool or warm sensations that you can feel on the skin of your inner wrist (an area that happens to be particularly sensitive to temperature). You control the level of temperature, and using the accompanying mobile app, you can set it to run from 5 minutes up to 9 hours at a time.
The Wave's patented technology generates warming or cooling pulses in precisely engineered patterns known as Waveforms, which are designed to maximize the comfort and relief. You can select thermal sensations for a variety of needs and conditions, or you can edit, rename, and save your own.
How temperature changes on your wrist affect your whole body
The Wave provides relief and control by working with your body's natural response to temperature sensations on the skin and the pathway those thermal signals travel to the brain.
Your skin is full of thermoreceptors that register warm and cool sensations. Those stimuli are communicated to the brain through the same neural networks that are responsible for touch, pleasure, emotion, and thermoregulation. The Wave harnesses this biological response, using a small amount of temperature applied to the wrist to send feel-good signals to the brain that then change the way your body feels.
Think of how cupping a warm mug in your hands or placing a cool cloth to your neck can make you feel better, physically and even emotionally. Embr Wave works on the same principle, but in a precise, controlled, and convenient way—so you can rebalance your sense of temperature and improve the way you feel at the touch of a button.
Embr Wave and thermal wellness
In addition to offering relief for menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, the Wave's temperature technology can help with sleep, stress, and comfort.
Poor sleep often goes hand-in-hand with menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats. When searching for effective menopause insomnia remedies, Embr Wave offers clinically proven results. A study performed with Johnson & Johnson showed that using the Wave for two weeks can help reduce insomnia, sleep disturbance, and nighttime hot flashes. The Wave's calming sensations can help you relax and rest easy at the temperature that's ideal for sleep.
A stress buster
If you've ever taken a warm bath to relax or rested something cool on your forehead to calm down, you'll know that temperature can be a useful tool to relieve stress. When you feel your anxiety rising and your level of stress is becoming overwhelming, the Wave can generate soothing waves of warming or cooling sensations to help you feel calm and collected.
For people who are perpetually too hot or too cold, Embr Wave offers a simple way to feel more comfortable no matter who's in charge of the thermostat. A UC Berkeley study showed that using the Wave for just 3 minutes helped participants feel 5°F warmer or cooler on average, with women in particular feeling up to 9°F cooler after using the Wave.
What is menopause?
Menopause is the stage of a woman's life when her period ends, and she experiences physical changes as her hormone levels change. Perimenopause are the years prior to menopause, and it's a time when many of these changes begin.
What are common menopause symptoms?
There are dozens of common menopause symptoms. For many women the most common and severe symptoms are hot flashes and night sweats. Additional symptoms include fatigue, mood changes, decreased libido, bloating, joint pain, problems with sleep, weight gain, and anxiety.
How can the Wave treat menopause symptoms?
As a technology that helps to regulate the way a person experiences temperature, Embr Wave can bring instant relief for women experiencing hot flashes and night sweats. Embr Wave is a wearable device that produces warming or cooling sensations that are felt on the temperature-sensitive skin of the inner wrist. These sensations send a signal to the brain that can help to regulate perception of temperature and to produce a feeling of comfort for the entire body.