bed rest


: confinement of a sick person to bed

Examples of bed rest in a Sentence

The doctor prescribed bed rest for a month.
Recent Examples on the Web The width of the platform that the bed rests on also cleverly corresponds with the width of the entertainment center, visually suggesting a spatial continuity between the two rooms that is reinforced by the glass wall. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 6 June 2023 The Poosh founder is reportedly on bed rest (as noted in an Instagram from Kim earlier this week) after being hospitalized in early September. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 30 Oct. 2023 Medication, bed rest, or hospitalization may be advised in other cases. Jackie Terribile, Parents, 18 Sep. 2023 When Afrika Gupton-Jones was on bed rest in the hospital, after developing high blood pressure at 28 weeks of pregnancy, her husband was with her day and night. Sarah Kliff, New York Times, 6 May 2023 Their other sister Kourtney, who is expecting a baby boy with husband Travis Barker, was on bed rest and could not attend the event. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2023 This occurs when the placenta blocks the cervix and Spelling was put on bed rest for four months as a result and delivered Finn via C-section in her 37th week of pregnancy. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2023 He’s beat up pretty bad, requiring stitches and some bed rest. Erik Kain, Forbes, 7 May 2023 This is especially crucial for those with lower back pain that feels debilitating; additional bed rest is not the solution, as physical movement and mobility are required to establish what's known as spinal stability. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 4 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bed rest was in 1902

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“Bed rest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

bed rest

: confinement of a sick person to bed
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