Doctors may prescribe drugs or hormone replacement therapy for menopause nausea, but these treatments frequently have unwelcome side effects. Reducing stress, exercising, and making lifestyle or dietary changes may reduce the frequency of episodes. However, none of these options can bring immediate help for menopause nausea in the very moment you're starting to feel queasy at work or home.
That's why Embr Labs has developed a safe, natural remedy that offers instant relief for nausea. It's Embr Wave®, a smart wristband that gives you the power to minimize symptoms of nausea with thermal sensations—anytime you need it, anywhere you go.
Embr Wave: instant temperature relief
Embr Wave is a piece of stylish wearable technology that creates soothing waves of warm or cool sensations that you feel on the inside of your wrist. The skin in this part of your body is highly sensitive to temperature changes, and studies show that a bit of concentrated thermal sensation here can have a significant impact on your perception of temperature throughout your entire body. When you're experiencing nausea during menopause, the Wave can provide cool relief at the press of a button so you can fight back queasiness and get on with your day.
How can cooling on the wrist alleviate nausea in menopause?
Embr Wave takes advantage of your body's natural ability to comfort itself in response to certain temperature sensations. The right kind of cooling or warming can do more than just make you feel colder or hotter; it can also help you calm down or feel energized, fall asleep or feel cozy—or get relief when you're feeling nauseated. If you've ever rolled down a window to let cool air blow in your face to stop feeling carsick, or placed a cold cloth to your forehead when you were queasy, then you know how effective cooling can be as a nausea remedy. Embr Wave generates carefully calibrated waves of cooling on a spot of your body where it will be particularly powerful, giving you on-demand access to instant cooling whenever and wherever you need it.
What causes nausea during menopause?
During menopause and the years leading up to it, your body begins to produce less estrogen and progesterone, the hormones related to reproduction. These changes are likely responsible for many of the symptoms you experience during this time. Hormonal fluctuations can wreak havoc with your internal thermostat, triggering hot flashes or cold flashes that are your body's attempt to rebalance your temperature. Nausea in menopause can be caused by these same hormonal changes, as well as by hot flashes and the medical treatments for them such as hormone replacement therapy.
There are lots of recommended remedies for nausea. Avoiding certain foods, alcohol, and caffeine can help reduce the frequency or severity of nausea. Lifestyle changes, stress-reducing activities, and exercise may also be of assistance. But none of these strategies is able to come to the rescue when you start to feel nauseated—say, while you're leading a board meeting, giving a presentation, or just trying to enjoy time with your family.
Certain menopause cooling products can be useful in these moments, but the most common menopause cooling devices—ice packs, personal fans, cooling gels, or cooling towels—tend to be messy, inconvenient, and conspicuous to use comfortably, especially at work. After all, you probably wouldn't want to pitch a client with an ice pack wrapped around your neck.
That's where Embr Wave stands apart from other personal cooling systems. It's a totally seamless, discreet solution that you can use anytime you need immediate cool relief for nausea without anyone else needing to know.
How to use Embr Wave
Embr Wave's sleek exterior may look a bit like a smartwatch, but its interior houses a powerful thermoelectric heat pump. Using patented technology and advanced thermal science, the Wave is able to generate precise waves of warming or cooling sensations that can be optimized for different kinds of relief. You control the temperature level and the length of each session, with options ranging from 5 minutes to up to 9 hours. The experience is as simple and safe as touching a warm mug of coffee or a cold glass of water, but the relief for nausea and menopause symptoms like hot flashes can be profound.
When you start to feel queasy, all you have to do is press a button on the device or tap in the mobile app to instantly access the cooling or warming you need. As soon as the thermoreceptors in the skin of your inner wrist register the sensations, they send a feel-good message to the part of your brain that regulates temperature and is also associated with emotion, pleasure, and stress. This signal activates your body's natural comfort response, telling your body to rebalance its perception of temperature and helping you feel better fast.
Benefits for sleep, comfort, and stress
Along with menopause relief for nausea, Embr Wave delivers thermal benefits that address many other temperature-related concerns.
Embr Wave offers warming and cooling sessions specifically designed to promote sleep. Fall Asleep sessions help to lull you into slumber, reducing the time it takes to doze off by up to 28%. All Night sessions provide steady and soothing waves to keep your temperature balanced through the night so you can rest easily.
No matter how hot or cold a room feels, you have the power to control your experience with temperature as long as you have Embr Wave on your wrist. A UC Berkeley study found that participants were able to feel up to 5° warmer or cooler on average after using the Wave for just three minutes. Female participants reported even greater effectiveness, with the ability to feel up to 9°F cooler or 6°F warmer when using Embr Wave.
Temperature can also be a great tool for reducing your stress. Just as a warm bath can ease tension or cool air can calm your body when you feel overwhelmed, the Wave's relaxing thermal sensations can help you relax and chill out at the touch of a button when you're faced with stressful or anxious moments.
What is menopause?
Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her ovaries stop producing eggs and her menstrual cycles end. During menopause and the years leading up to it, the body begins producing less estrogen and progesterone, the hormones related to reproduction. Hormonal fluctuations during this time can cause hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, trouble sleeping, and other symptoms.
Why do some women have nausea in menopause?
While hormone levels are generally decreasing in the years before menopause, the decline is not an even process. Spikes in estrogen levels during this time may result in feelings of nausea.
What's the best way to treat nausea during menopause?
Recommendations for managing nausea in menopause include avoiding certain foods, reducing stress, increasing exercise, and making lifestyle changes. However, none of these remedies provides immediate assistance when you're feeling nauseated. Because colder temperatures and cool sensations can help to lessen feelings of nausea, many women have turned to thermal devices like Embr Wave to find safe, natural relief for nausea in menopause. Embr Wave is a wristband that generates cool sensations that are felt on the sensitive skin of the inner wrist, tapping into the body's natural ability to comfort itself with temperature.