When we launched our first run of ByeBye.HotFlashes, Bray Wilcock, Hello.Me’s Chief of Staff, conducted a survey to find out what women were experiencing and how the product was helping them. Bray shares his finding below:
When we initially launched ByeBye.HotFlashes, I knew we wanted to take the time to get to know the women trying it. Not just to get more product information but also so we could understand what women were actually experiencing day-to-day. Over the first couple of weeks, I personally surveyed over 100 women as they tried the product and here’s what I found.
We need to normalize talking about talking about menopause symptoms
Women don’t necessarily want to share what they are going through. They don’t want to even acknowledge it fully to themselves. 70% of women underestimated how many hot flashes they were having per week when initially asked. Some were shocked after just a week, realizing that they had been living with this burden by just accepting it as something that happens. They rarely have anywhere to turn to for guidance or to talk about their experience. One of the greatest joys was to offer a place for them to turn, an educated ear that can listen and provide sound recommendations when asked for them.
Women should not have to deal with daily discomfort
99% of women who tried the product saw their daily hot flashes decrease in either intensity or duration. Think about that, there are approximately a billion women in the world going through the peri/menopause stage of their life. This product offers to decrease how uncomfortable those years can be and can shorten the duration when those uncomfortable moments come daily. Think about how much more those one billion women could do and accomplish without being intensely interrupted multiple times throughout the day. We’re not just changing a single woman's daily life, we’re changing the world's trajectory.
Improving sleep can be life changing
100% of women who initially reported that hot flashes interrupted their sleep told us that our product helped improve their sleep and that they woke up less frequently from hot flashes. This was especially felt when women used the product as a preventative measure before going to bed, no waking up at all! Can you imagine how much more productive you could be if you weren’t waking up a couple times a night to change clothes from sweating so much? Could you imagine how much more energy you could have?
Reducing hot flash intensity means taking back control of your life
When specifically asked about intensity, the average across all women I surveyed was a 46% reduction in pain, discomfort and intensity. On a scale of 10, that’s equivalent to going from an 8 to less than a 4. A really bad day to a pretty good day. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed to waking up rested and ready to take on the day. That’s equivalent to you taking back control of your life and doing exactly what you want to do, not being tied down by the stage of life you are in with your hormonal health.
Lastly, I want to thank all the amazing women who participated in this survey. I can imagine it’s not always comfortable to discuss your experience but I appreciate all that you shared and want you to know that we will continue to create products that help you through all life stages. Below are some of my favorite reviews so far (and if you are asking where the negative reviews are, it’s because there are none, literally zero, we haven’t received a negative review on this product yet).
“I've been using this product for 10 days and I have to tell you it’s making a big difference, my hot flashes are much less and they don’t last as long as they used to. I love this product!! I definitely would recommend you to try it.”
“Really helped with my chronic hot flashes and love that it’s all natural”
“ByeBye.HotFlashes helped me with the intensity of the hot flashes that I experienced. Love it!”
“My main issue was hot flashes while sleeping and waking up from them. ByeBye.HotFlashes gave me a way to minimize waking up from a good sleep because it felt like I was on fire. When starting out, I sprayed as soon as a hot flash awoke me. I now spray once or twice a day, as a preventative. I haven’t had any issues with the nighttime hot flashes and couldn’t be happier.”
“I am only 27 years old, but I get very bad hormonal hot flashes for about ten days during/after my period. They seem to get worse every two months or so. I use the spray the moment I feel a hot flash coming and it quells it nearly instantly or at least brings it to a manageable level. I also get night sweats and some mornings I wake up sweaty and extremely hot and it takes all morning to cool down. When I use this spray I cool down completely to normal temperature within less than a minute. This spray is a godsend.”
✓ 99% of women who tried the product saw their daily hot flashes decrease in either intensity or duration.
✓ 100% of women who initially reported that hot flashes interrupted their sleep told us that our product helped improve their sleep and that they woke up less frequently from hot flashes.