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bed rest

a prolonged rest in bed, as in the treatment of an illness.
a device used to support a person sitting up in bed.
Origin of bed rest
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Being on bed rest for a few months is sure to cure of the need the have everything spotless.
  • The volunteers were on bed rest the entire time and ate the same amount of calories at the same time each day.
  • Doctors often used to prescribe bed rest for low-back pain.
  • Travelers who become infected should get bed rest and drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • Potential complications of extended bed rest include increased risk of pneumonia and blood clots.
  • At the slightest sign of a cold, he restricts himself to bed rest and dining in.
  • bed rest is no longer recommended and may delay recovery.
  • Complete bed rest for several days is usually recommended.
  • bed rest is recommended to reduce demands on the heart.
  • The best treatment for mono is rest, but after a period of prolonged bed rest it is helpful to get up and move around.

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