bed rest


Definition of 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 Hodges was unable to nurse for part of her hospital stay after she was put on bed rest and her daughter was taken to the nursery. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, 13 June 2022 He’s on bed rest for most of the day, a rough reality for a guy who used to play football and likes to stay active. Ryan Kost, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Dec. 2021 Her second pregnancy was complicated, and she was put on bed rest. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, 7 May 2022 Across town, at the hospital in Lviv, Maryna, on bed rest, talked every day to Nataliia. New York Times, 3 May 2022 Shortly before welcoming her twins in October, doctors advised Davis to go on bed rest at the hospital for the remainder of her pregnancy, according to GMA. Maria Pasquini,, 18 Mar. 2022 The doctors in charge of her treatment had nothing to recommend but bed rest and cessation of mental activity. Phyllis Rose, The New York Review of Books, 23 Feb. 2022 Font speaks of is her best friend and Maddie & Tae bandmate Taylor Dye Kerr, who was pregnant with her first child and soon to be admitted to the hospital on strict bed rest. Tricia Despres,, 28 Jan. 2022 Viral meningitis is treated with bed rest, plenty of fluids and pain medication for body aches. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 27 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bed rest

1902, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Bed rest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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Medical Definition of bed rest

: confinement of a sick person to bed


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