Menopause: There's a Cool Gadget for That! – 22 Words

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I’m convinced there are three types of heat: First, regular summer heat. These are just those summer days we long for when the temperatures dip in fall and spring. We sweat and we pant and we inhale popsicles like it’s our job but it’s tolerable. Do you know why? Because we know cooler days are coming around again. Second, amusement park heat. This also applies to other environments like zoos, county fairs and festivals. Heat in these places is just slightly cooler than the surface of the sun. Last, but certainly not least? The heat from menopause. If you’ve not experienced it, it’s like a sudden, all-consuming flash of heat that makes your skin feel like it’s melting off. If you’ve experienced all three of these (and at the same time?), I send my condolences.
Whether you’re summer hot, amusement park hot or menopause hot, there’s something on this list guaranteed to help you keep your cool. From neck fans to cooling pillows to supplements that support a changing body, these gadgets will keep you cool whether menopause — or Disney — is to blame.
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It sort of looks like she’s rubbing her computer mouse on her neck here, but take heart: this is actually the Menopod, a cooling device for hot flashes. Think of it like an ice pack but without all the drippy mess. This gadget produces one-minute cycles of cooling designed to give you relief when you need it most. Plus, it’s rechargeable for convenience.
If a $100 Menopod isn’t in your budget, maybe this battery-operated neck fan is — at less than $20. Available in five different colors, this is like having your very own cabana boy following you around with grapes a personal air conditioner. What I like most about it is its hands-free design (because you’ve got other stuff to do) and its variable speeds (although, let’s be honest, it’s “high” for me).
Your desire to stay cool doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your style. This nano ice cooling necklace delivers hours of delicious icy temperatures when you wear it around your neck. And, it’s the perfect solution for keeping kids and pets cooled off, too. Just pop this in the freezer and pull it out anytime you could use a refreshing icy coolness.
Leave it to me to have the most expensive gadget on a list, but the redesigned Embr Wave is truly a remarkable piece of technology. (I do have the older model, though, which is a square design.) This wristband not only cools but also heats, making it a solid year-round investment. Personalize the temps to your preferences, with cycles from three minutes to nine hours long, the latter perfect for overnight.
I have fans everywhere — the kitchen, the bedroom, even my closet (hey, it’s a massive closet). This mini desk fan is inobtrusive for your workspace, whether that’s in the office or at home. Plus, just look at that adorable brushed copper finish! This is a feature-rich fan with USB charging, adjustable tilt and a manual on/off switch. It also comes in black if the copper is just too much.
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Our bodies go through all types of temperature changes when we’re asleep: hot, cold, hot again, too cold, too hot, you get the idea. These cooling pillows from Nestl are gel infused and adjustable by adding or removing the memory foam fill inside. Reversible, these have icy silk fabric on one side and soft bamboo rayon on the other. Sizes range from toddler to king to body pillows.
Have you ever wondered why so many cooling products are focused on the neck area? It’s because cooling that area can reduce heat reaching your head and eliminate that pesky sweating. These are slightly different with a cooling tube design you simply pop in the freezer — no charging or batteries required. The material in these was originally created by NASA and they know a thing or two.
Hot flashes lead to sweating and sweating leads to dehydration, which can drain your skin of essential nutrients. First Aid Beauty’s stuff is awesome and its ultra repair cream is no different. Created with colloidal oatmeal, it provides instant relief in a lightweight, non-greasy formula. You can buy the jar alone but the set is great so you have a travel-sized version to toss in your bag.
If you’re into essential oils, you already know how effective they can be, but did you know there are oils you can try for menopause? Options like clary sage, geranium, rose oil and neroli all tackle different things to deliver relief. This essential oil diffuser is the perfect vessel for delivering those oils in the air and it’s stylish to boot.
Menopause is the gift that keeps on giving: mood swings, sleep disruptions, hot flashes and hair thinning. Nutrafol is all over the place — and for good reason — helping with hair growth and scalp coverage with nearly two dozen ingredients backed by science. This formula was specifically created for women ages 45 and older, and users reported better results with hot flashes, sleep and mood.
You don’t have to tell anyone that this gel-filled relief cap is really for migraine sufferers because it works just as well to cool you off when a hot flash takes over. Designed to fit all face shapes, head sizes and eye contours perfectly, this cap is equipped with light compression to relieve tension, stress and head discomfort … and hot flashes.
When menopause comes knocking, it’s often our more sensitive areas that answer the call — that includes the lady bits. This everyday balm is designed to hydrate, repair and calm sensitive skin, providing relief for dryness from a variety of issues. Thick in the jar, it transforms into a luscious oil once applied. Once reviewer said, “It met all my expectations and then some.”
I bought this cooling mist a full year ago — not because of menopause but because of Florida. This bottle delivers up to 300 sprays and instantly cools and calms hot flashes by providing the feeling of lowering the body’s surface temperature for up to an hour. Use it on pulse points like the wrist and back of the neck for the best results.
Massage isn’t just a luxury during menopause; it can actually help restore balance in the body, making you more comfortable. If you can’t afford regular massages, grab this at-home massager that can work wonders on your back, shoulders and neck. This comes equipped with an infrared heat setting for those times (however few they may be ) when you’re actually chilly.
I found enough menopause gadgets you wear around your neck to use a different one each day of the week, and this hot flash pillow is firmly a Wednesday afternoon. Stash it in your freezer and then pull it out to relieve symptoms day or night. The best part is that it can be used for other things, too, like arthritis pain, muscle strains, street relief and rosacea.
Oh, look, it’s another product I personally own. (Clearly, I have a shopping problem.) UpNature’s calm essential oil blend really works, relaxing and calming while bringing comfort, rejuvenation and mental clarity. One reviewer said, “You can start feeling calm within the first half hour after [applying] it on the key points.” If you like “calm,” try other varieties like “dream,” “fresh” and “soothe.”
If anyone’s ever told you to take a “chill pill,” this probiotic supplement from Better Body Co. is probably what they meant. This menopause supplement is soy-, dairy- and gluten-free, with ingredients to help improve gut health, soothe bloating and indigestion, keep night sweats at bay and ease joint pains. “I am now 51 and in the throes of menopause and this product has helped with hot flashes and bloating,” said one reviewer.
Menopause is all about hormones, which can be frustrating since it’s not like you can see those floating around. This hormone tracker not only shows actual hormone values, but also identifies follicle growth, progesterone levels and fertility. (However, I’m guessing if you’re experiencing menopause, fertility is the least of your concerns.) This gadget uses urine test strips and syncs to a smartphone app.
I’m into herbs and getting more into herbs as I get older because I see the benefit. When menopause decides to visit, I’ll for sure be reaching for a bottle of this menopause support supplement that offers full-body benefits. This cooling formula includes B2, B6, B3 and all kinds of other goodness like black cohosh, magnesium and lemon balm. A 30-day supply for less than $15? Sign me up.
We’ve had several neck products so it seems only fair that I throw in another wrist product or two. This cooling wristband cools down your core body temperature quickly, which can help with hot flashes. But, that’s not all it does; it can also improve your sleep and help manage your stress and anxiety. Would it be overkill to use one on each wrist?
If you can’t beat the heat, join it? This weighted heating pad is designed to wrap neatly around your neck and shoulders to deliver warmth and comfort to your aching joints and muscles. This has six heat settings, four auto-off settings and a backlit remote for ease of use at night. It’s a unisex design so you can share it … or not.
While you’re wrapped up in that heating pad, you may also want this cooling blanket. (Weird, I know, but I sleep with both heat and a fan.) Available in a variety of sizes and colors, this blanket is made with mica nylon and Japanese cold fiber, to keep you cool even in the summer. One reviewer said, “I was skeptical initially at how a blanket could be cooling, but I was amazed when I unrolled this and put it on.”
Keeping cool doesn’t have to be industrial; this menopause bracelet does its job and does it in style. Each bead serves a purpose: bloodstone for courage, lepidolite for balance and carnelian for health. It features adjustable sizing for wrists of all sizes. Once you’ve explored the menopause bracelet, check out the versions for creativity, smoking cessation, sleep, motivation and more.
It’s our last “wrist” product on the list and it’s also the most affordable at just $20. This healing acupressure bracelet applies pressure to acupoints for relief of anxiety, bloating, fatigue, sleeplessness, hot flashes, night sweats and beyond. If you’ve never read much about acupressure, you’ll be amazed at the impact it can have — press on your foot (in the right spot, of course) and get rid of that headache … seriously.
Menopause is hard enough, let’s eliminate some other annoying tasks, shall we? This crystal hair remover is a razor alternative that works by simply rubbing it in a circular motion on your skin. This shopper found alternative benefits: “I like that in addition to removing hair, this also works great to exfoliate dead skin. My skin looks bright and feels smooth.”

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