Probably the most dangerous health risks associated with flying is the dreaded deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Often called economy class syndrome or traveler’s thrombosis, DVT refers to blood clots that form due to inactivity while traveling for long periods of time. These blood clots can be extremely dangerous for your health, but travel socks are medically proven to reduce the risk of DVT. In fact, the benefits are so effective that pilots and flight attendants frequently use travel socks during flights – but they can be beneficial for passengers, too!
Travel socks use graduated compression to help stimulate blood flow and circulation, leading to decreased swelling and discomfort while traveling. They’re designed with arch support and a cushioned sole intended to keep your foot comfortable and provide support throughout your trip. Flight socks are also made with moisture wicking fabric intended to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters. Your feet will thank you after a long day of traveling.
With flight socks, traveling doesn’t have to be a hassle anymore. You can keep your legs energized and healthy, even when you’re confined to your seat. If you want to keep your legs even healthier, drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol, and stretching your legs and feet every hour can also help prevent DVT and other travel-related issues.
BrightLife Direct has put together a great selection of men’s and women’s compression socks for travel purposes. Choose from a variety of colors and brands, including Sockwell, Sigvaris, Therafirm, and even our very own Allegro.