If you look after your mattress it can last as long as 10 years. There are a few tips to take up; regularly air your mattress, turn the mattress quarterly, vacuum your mattress and invest in a mattress protector. It is simple to throw your mattress into the wash with your regular bedding. There are different types of protectors for mattresses and also for your pillows - these include waterproof, anti allergy, quilted and anti bacterial. Retailers featured on the site include Argos, Debenhams and John Lewis.