The Red-Eye and Blood Clot Prevention

The red-eye is a well-known flight for the everyday traveler. For those less experienced, the red-eye is a late-night flight that is usually one of the last flights out of an airport on any given day. These flights can be dangerous to those at risk of painful blood clots because they are meant for sleeping. Red-eyes are usually quite long flights, and the longer you fly the greater you risk forming a blood clot. However, wearing your Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks can help prevent blood clots from forming during these long late-night flights.


Dehydration is common on red-eyes as food and drink services are usually minimal so that people can maximize their sleeping time. The cabin pressure is low as always on flights and this increases your chance of forming a blood clot. Since you may be sleeping, or trying to sleep, you will move even less on a red-eye than you would on other flights. This can lead to lower-body fatigue due to decreased mobility and that increases your risk of forming a blood clot. Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks increase leg energy and prevent leg fatigue, thus reducing the risk of blood clot formation.


Red-eye flights are also a preferable time to have a drink or two. Why not? It is late at night, and it could help you fall asleep. But alcohol consumption, combined with cramped conditions, low cabin pressure, and decreased mobility, adds to your risk of getting a blood clot during a red-eye flight. This is not to say you should not have a drink. Wearing Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks will help prevent the formation of blood clots so you can enjoy your drink without having to worry about the consequences.


It is important to know the risks that we nearly all face. Some of the risks that can promote the formation of blood clots are if you are taking an oral contraceptive, have had hormone replacement therapy, are or have recently been pregnant, have had previous blood clots or have a family history of blood clots, are currently having a cancer treatment, have had recent surgery, are forty years or older, or are a smoker, obese, or have varicose veins. Wearing Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks help reduce the risk of blood clots by promoting blood flow to your lower body during periods of decreased mobility. Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks also help prevent painful leg swelling that sometimes occurs on long flights. 


Blood clots can happen to anyone at anytime, but flying is an especially sensitive period where conditions are perfect for blood clot formation. For your next red-eye, be sure to wear your Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks. You can sleep in peace, or at least try to, because Dr. Segal’s are there to protect your legs from leg swelling, while also promoting blood flow in your legs, and reducing your risk of blood clots. Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks are the new secret weapon for the everyday traveler.