Definition of bed rest in English:

bed rest

noun

  • [mass noun] Confinement of an invalid to bed as part of treatment:

    ‘she's on complete bed rest and antibiotics’
    • ‘Because of this, doctors often suggest bed rest and prescribe medication to alleviate the symptoms.’
    • ‘After she had completed 2 hours of bed rest, her vital signs were stable.’
    • ‘Though he did not discuss his experience with anyone he was ill enough for a doctor to be called who prescribed complete bed rest.’
    • ‘They had nine days of complete bed rest, and then they were sent home on the 10th day.’
    • ‘There's no problem with bed rest for a child who feels ill enough to stay in bed.’
    • ‘He was treated with bed rest and later discharged to his home in Ireland.’
    • ‘He was admitted for bed rest and physiotherapy.’
    • ‘Decades ago, the only recommendation for people with serious heart problems was bed rest - and many weeks of it.’
    • ‘This may range from limiting normal activities to complete bed rest for three to five days.’
    • ‘Patients are restricted to bed rest the first postoperative night.’
    • ‘Rest at home, although complete bed rest should not be necessary.’
    • ‘Treatment is aimed at lowering blood pressure and includes bed rest and drugs, usually in hospital where the condition can be monitored constantly.’
    • ‘In the past, patients with any major medical illness were placed on prolonged bed rest.’
    • ‘Some doctors advocate bed rest immediately after such injury to prevent post-traumatic problems.’
    • ‘One of the most dramatic has been the abandonment of bed rest as a treatment for low back pain and its replacement by early activity and exercise.’
    • ‘Previously, bed rest was frequently prescribed for patients with back pain.’
    • ‘A doctor visited Baksh at her Biche home yesterday and prescribed bed rest and medication after examining her.’
    • ‘The most effective treatment, the programme seemed to say, was bed rest.’
    • ‘Long periods of inactivity, such as long-term bed rest.’
    • ‘Clinical care emphasized strict bed rest for 6 weeks and supportive care.’