Not all devices are created equal, however. Many are too cumbersome to accommodate an active lifestyle, while others are too conspicuous to use comfortably at work or too messy to use with business attire.
The Embr Wave® from Embr Labs can help. Its patented technology uses advanced thermal science to deliver simple, immediate, and discreet temperature relief at the press of a button—anywhere you go, anytime of day—putting Embr Wave in a class of its own when it comes to wearable cooling devices.
Embr Wave: a personal cooling device on your wrist
Embr Wave is a smart wristband that provides cool relief for hot flashes, stifling rooms, and medical conditions that cause you to feel too warm. Worn on the inside of your wrist, where your skin is highly sensitive to temperature, the device generates gentle waves of cool refreshment or soothing warmth. These thermal pulses are designed to take advantage of your body's natural ability to comfort itself with temperature.
The science behind this personal cooling device
Think of how, on a brutally hot day in summer, just splashing a little icy cold water on your face can help your entire body feel cooler. Or how wrapping your hands around a warm mug of cocoa in winter can make you feel warmer and cozier overall. This phenomenon happens when thermoreceptors in a small area of skin react to temperature stimuli by sending a feel-good message to your brain. These localized warm or cool sensations communicate through the same neural networks that are related to pleasure, emotion, stress, and thermoregulation, helping your brain change the way you perceive temperature throughout your body.
Convenient, controlled temperature sensations
Embr Wave is the first personal cooling device that gives you the power to trigger this instinctual response in a precise and controlled way, applying the right bit of temperature at just the right time and in the right spot so that you can get optimal relief when you need it most. It uses a compact thermoelectric heat pump to generate cooling or warming sensations that are delivered in carefully calibrated patterns called Waveforms. With the press of a button or a tap in the mobile app, you can activate cooling or warming in sessions that last from 5 minutes up to 9 hours at a time. You control the intensity and duration and the type of Waveform that's just right for you.
How to stop hot flashes fast
Looking for immediate relief for hot flashes while pregnant or in menopause? Look no further. Embr Wave is a personal cooling device that starts delivering refreshingly cold sensations as soon as you press a button. And it can run for over 9 continuous hours on a single charge, which means it will be there for you whenever you need relief for hot flashes fast. The Wave also helps you use the therapeutic power of temperature to manage other symptoms of menopause recognized by the Mayo Clinic like night sweats and chills, as well as perimenopause nausea.
The pros and cons of personal cooling devices
When shopping for a personal cooling device, the choices can be overwhelming. You'll find items like ice packs to apply to your neck or chest, cooling gels to spread on your skin, personal fans that generate a cool breeze, and cooling vests you wear under your clothing.
While all of these options may provide some measure of relief, most present drawbacks as well—especially in professional settings. When you feel a hot flash coming on, it's hard to imagine interrupting a client pitch to go change into a bulky cooling vest you've grabbed from the office fridge. And you'd probably never want to chair a board meeting with an ice pack wrapped around your neck or a noisy personal fan blowing in your face.
Aside from the messiness and inconvenience of traditional solutions, the biggest consideration when choosing a personal cooling device is discretion. Ideally, you want a device that lets you manage your hot flashes, stress, or medical condition without anyone else needing to know.
That's where the Wave is so effective. As a sleek, silent, and inconspicuous wristband, Embr Wave allows you to access instant, cool relief on demand, without anyone noticing you're managing your temperature discomfort.
All-day comfort. Better sleep. Lower stress levels.
As a personal cooling device (or a personal warming device), Embr Wave can help you experience benefits for all areas of your life.
With Embr Wave, you get more control over your experience with temperature, no matter where you go or who's in charge of the thermostat. Participants in a UC Berkeley study found that using the Wave for just three minutes helped them to feel 5°F warmer or cooler on average. Women in the study found Embr Wave particularly helpful, reporting that they felt up to 9°F cooler or 6°F warmer.
Temperature is a big factor in whether you rest easily through the night, or whether you're constantly waking and throwing off the covers. The Wave features several different sessions that can help you fall asleep more easily and rest comfortably through the night. A Johnson & Johnson study found that people who used Embr Wave for two weeks saw measurable reductions in sleep disturbances, insomnia, and nighttime hot flashes.
The Wave's gentle temperature sensations can also serve as effective self-care during stressful moments—think of how a hot bath or sauna can ease your body's tension, or how an icy cold drink can help you feel calm and collected when you're overwhelmed. With Embr Wave, you're able to use temperature therapeutically any time you need to chill out or soothe your jangled nerves.
Do more with the Embr Wave 2 app
The Embr Wave 2 app lets you unlock the full potential of the Wave. Available from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store, the mobile app makes it easy to personalize your experiences with temperature and access additional settings and features.
With the Embr Wave 2 app, you can:
- Browse specially designed thermal sessions to manage sleep, comfort, hot flashes, and stress more effectively.
- Reprogram the buttons on the device to create shortcuts to your favorite sessions.
- Edit, save, and rename sessions.
- Choose the intensity level of each session and adjust the length, from 5 minutes up to 9 hours.
- Track the way you use the device and gain insight from your patterns to optimize your relief.
- Download improvements and updates for your Wave.
What is a personal cooling device?
A personal cooling device is a product or piece of technology that can deliver cool relief in overly warm rooms or when a person is experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, stress, and other conditions related to temperature.
How does Embr Wave work?
Embr Wave is a smart wristband that generates a series of warm or cool sensations you feel on your inner wrist, an area that's particularly sensitive to temperature. These sensations naturally activate a neural pathway to the part of your brain that regulates temperature, emotion, pleasure, and stress. When you feel the sensation on your skin, your body instinctively sends a feel-good signal to your brain, telling it to rebalance your perception of temperature so you can feel better naturally.
Is the Wave safe?
Yes. To put it simply, all Embr Wave is doing is creating a series of cooling or warming sensations that are felt on the skin. While there's a lot of research and engineering behind how exactly those sensations feel, they're as safe as touching a warm mug of coffee or a cold glass of ice water.