International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group Rating Scale (IRLS)

Please rate your symptoms as per the following questions. The patient should make the ratings; the examiner may clarify any uncertainties the patient has regarding the questions. You can download a PDF of the form here.

1. Overall, how would you rate the RLS discomfort in your legs or arms?

2. Overall, how would you rate the need to move around because of your RLS symptoms?

3. Overall, how much relief of your RLS arm or leg discomfort do you get from moving around?

4. Overall, how severe is your sleep disturbance from your RLS symptoms?

5. How severe is your tiredness or sleepiness from your RLS symptoms?

6. Overall, how severe is your RLS as a whole?

7. How often do you get RLS symptoms?

8. When you have RLS symptoms, how severe are they on an average day?

9. Overall, howsevere is the impact of your RLS symptoms on your ability to carry out your daily affairs, for example carrying out a satisfactory family, home, social, school or work life?

10. How severe is your mood disturbance from your RLS symptoms –for example, angry, depressed, sad, anxious or irritable?

We take a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Adrian Chazan


Dr Chazan is a Respiratory & Sleep Physician, and General Physician. Born in Melbourne, he undertook his basic medical training at the University of Melbourne. With a passion for sleep and breathing, he trained at world-renowned centres of excellence in Melbourne and Sydney, including Westmead Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. Adrian has been involved in research activities in the fields of sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercise physiology.

Adrian utilises the latest findings in sleep research as well as the emerging technologies in diagnosis and treatment. He takes a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Moayed Alawami


Dr Alawami earned his medical degree from The University of Auckland, embarking on a diverse medical journey across New Zealand’s two islands during his foundational physician training. Driven by a passion for solving medical puzzles, he pursued advanced training in general medicine with a subspecialty focus on respiratory medicine.

In 2018, Dr Alawami transitioned to Queensland, where he worked in one of the largest hospitals, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, he served as a registrar in a dedicated Covid Unit. Seeking to enhance his skills, he relocated to Adelaide to specialize in bronchoscopy, focusing on linear and radial EBUS to advance the diagnosis of patients with lung tumours.

Currently serving as a Sleep Medicine Fellow at Western Health and now at The Centre for Sleep and Pulmonary Medicine, he is involved in teaching and training of medical students and basic physician trainees.

Dr Alawami’s achievements include receiving a Professional Development Grant from RACP Queensland. Notably, he was nominated for Registrar of the Year at RBWH. Dr Alawami holds a master’s degree in Biostatistics from The University of Queensland and published over 10 scientific articles as a trainee.

Dr Alawami invites referrals related to respiratory and sleep disorders medicine, addressing concerns such as cough, asthma, COPD, lung nodules, dyspnoea, sleep apnoea and other sleep-related problems, providing comprehensive investigation and expert care.

Dr Alawami speaks both English and Arabic.

Consulting in Werribee weekly each Wednesday