Being on bed rest is already hard enough -- and while you lie there helpless, you're also vulnerable to bedsores. Bedsores develop when a person spends too much time in the same position. These pressure ulcers can also develop if the skin becomes sweaty or dirty or if there is too much friction between body parts. In order to effectively prevent bedsores, the bedridden patient should have a strategy in mind prior to beginning bed rest that allows them to move around and readjust positioning from time to time. Getting help from a loved one or a caretaker may be necessary if the patient can't move too well. Here are a few commonly asked questions about preventing bedsores.