CPAPSeal Gel Straps are totally disconnected all around which allow them to have 60% less skin contact, which means more comfort and less sense of heat. Straps create a better sealing because they are at straight angle with the mask all around which allow them to exert all the pressure directly on the mask allowing the mask to sink inside CPAPSeal Gel Cushion or against the face. That is in contrast to the regular mask straps that are diverted to different angles at the back of the head which leads to more pressure exerted on the back of the head for each unite of pressure exerted on the mask. Gel Cushions literally reduce pressure on back of head allowing for more comfort or more tolerance if more strap tightness is needed. Gel Cushions have unparalleled molding and shock absorbing features. Made of a heat dispersing real gel, not foam not rubber, and is in a free form, not covered or wrapped, which allow the gel molding features to be fully expressed.