Perimenopause symptoms

Perimenopause symptoms

Get control of your perimenopause symptoms

Perimenopause is the period of years leading up to time when a woman stops menstruating and when menopause begins. During this time, there are many changes in the body and women may begin to notice a number of perimenopause symptoms. Irregular periods, mood swings, and shifts in libido are common. Symptoms also include changing cholesterol levels, loss of bone density, and decreasing fertility. But the perimenopause symptoms that can be most difficult for women to deal with are hot flashes and night sweats.

A hot flash is an episode of sudden and uncomfortable warmth in the body. These are often accompanied by redness and flushing in the face, neck, and chest. The heart may begin to beat more quickly. Many women with hot flashes are also prone to excessive perspiration that can be both embarrassing and unsettling.

For years, managing hot flashes was left to medical professionals who prescribed medications or hormone replacement therapy, often come with a host of uncomfortable side effects. Alternative treatment options have included natural or herbal hot flash relief products, with varying degrees of efficacy, or practices like acupuncture, yoga, and meditation that seek to mitigate hot flashes and the anxiety they induce.

Today, there's a new technology that can deliver instant help for perimenopause symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and anxiety. Embr Wave® is a wearable cooling system that generates cooling sensations on the wrist to provide relief and control over your experience with temperature.

Embr Wave: temperature relief on your wrist

Embr Wave may look like a piece of jewelry or a smartwatch, but underneath the stylish exterior, it's packing powerful thermal technology into a small, sleek wearable. The Wave uses a thermoelectric heat pump and patented thermal sensations to work like a miniature heating and cooling system—one that can operate completely silently and be activated at the press of a button. By gently warming or cooling the sensitive skin on your inner wrist, the Wave helps you harness your body's natural ability to use temperature as a means to restore balance and feel better.

Like the feeling of a warm bath or a cool breeze, the Wave delivers temperature sensations that can help you deal with perimenopause symptoms and feel more comfortable overall.

Hot flashes and night sweats
When hot flashes lead to sensations of extreme warmth and heavy sweating, the Wave can help counteract these perimenopause symptoms by creating cooling sensations on the wrist that send a feel-good signal to the brain, reducing the intensity and duration of these episodes. As an added bonus, it can also offer warming sessions to alleviate the sudden chills that often follow on the heels of hot flashes and night sweats.

Insomnia
Among existing perimenopause insomnia remedies, the Wave is a simple, natural solution with clinically proven effectiveness. Temperature and sleep are intimately connected at a physiological level. When perimenopause symptoms include insomnia, the Wave's carefully engineered thermal sensations can help to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep, minimize sleep disturbance, and provide relief for nighttime hot flashes.

Nausea
Nausea is one of the most debilitating perimenopause symptoms. When you experience an episode of perimenopause nausea, the Wave can generate cool sensations on your wrist to combat queasiness and get you feeling better quickly.

Anxiety
Temperature can help to relieve anxiety and allow you to feel more relaxed—think of the soothing power of a warm bath or the way resting your forehead on something cool can calm you down. When dealing with perimenopause symptoms related to anxiety and stress, the Wave gives you the ability to activate precisely controlled warming or cooling sensations on demand, whenever you need to feel more calm and collected.

Why does perimenopause cause temperature changes?

During perimenopause (the years leading up to the end of a woman's menstrual cycle), fluctuating hormone levels can cause problems in the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that regulates body temperature.

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When the hypothalamus isn't working quite right, the body can find itself subject to sudden and unpredictable episodes of extreme overheating or chills—also known as hot flashes and cold flashes. Scientists believe these episodes occur due to the overactivation of your "fight or flight" initiated response; the body is acting on a false signal from the brain that it needs to expel excessive heat or cooling.

Hot flashes can be especially challenging. During a hot flash, the brain opens up the blood vessels near the skin, producing an intense and uncomfortable sense of warmth along with redness of the face, neck, and chest. The heart starts beating faster, and the sweat glands are activated in an effort to cool the body down more quickly.

These temperature changes can be quite unsettling and embarrassing, especially when they come on quickly and in public. Temperature-related perimenopause symptoms can make it extremely difficult to function normally in a professional environment, whether that means staying focused in a meeting, concentrating on work, or even having conversations with colleagues.

With Embr Wave, women can take back control of their temperature experience and symptom management with a technology that delivers instant relief from hot flashes with the simple touch of a button.

How cooling your wrist can affect your whole body

It might be hard to believe that simply cooling a spot on your inner wrist can help you feel more comfortable and balanced all over. But there's real science behind the technology that's built into this innovative wearable for temperature relief.

The Wave takes advantage of your body's innate ability to generate comfort through temperature. Think of times when you've held a cup of coffee in your hands and you've felt a general sense of warmth and comfort, or how fanning your face on a hot day can bring relief to your whole body.

The Wave lets you tap into this ability in a controlled and convenient way. It uses patented technology to generate precise thermal sensations on the sensitive skin on your inner wrist. These sensations are delivered in patterns called Waveforms, which are carefully engineered to maximize relief in a variety of situations. The cooling or warming pulses send feel-good signals to the part of your brain that's associated with pleasure, emotion, and thermoregulation. As a result, you achieve a better temperature balance, feeling more comfortable overall and getting relief from perimenopause symptoms like hot flashes.

Why choose Embr Wave?

A safe and natural remedy
The Wave works with your body's natural ability to rebalance your thermal comfort in response to local temperature sensations. It offers immediate, noninvasive, and discreet relief on demand.

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FSA-eligible
Embr Wave is an approved expense in many Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). To check your eligibility, contact your employer or FSA administrator.

Affirm financing
When you purchase your Wave with Affirm, you can spread your payments out over 3 to 12 months or more, making it easy to get the relief you need on a budget that works for you.

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 delivers, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund.

FAQs

What is perimenopause?

Perimenopause is the period of time leading up to menopause, the point in a woman's life where menstruation ends. Perimenopause can last for months or years, with an average length of roughly 4 years. During this time, varying hormone levels result in a number of changes in the body.

What are the most common perimenopause symptoms?

Hot flashes and night sweats are among the most common and most bothersome perimenopause symptoms. Additional symptoms include irregular periods, mood changes, vaginal and bladder problems, loss of libido, declining bone density, and higher cholesterol.

How does Embr Wave treat symptoms of perimenopause?

Embr Wave can bring rapid relief to perimenopause symptoms related to temperature, like hot flashes and night sweats. By generating cool sensations against the wrist, the Wave sends feel-good signals to the brain that can help to adjust a person's temperature experience and reduce the length or intensity of hot flashes. The cooling and warming sensations can also soothe anxiety and relieve nausea.

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Menopause relief you can take anywhere.

(Especially on those occasional nights when you can't seem to get back to sleep.)