What kind of business do you have?
Right now, my business and job are taking more time and priority than I would like. I feel like I have a good balance though. My internet bookstore is young, but growing. I still haven`t made the transition totally out of dentistry. I work about 35 set hours a week in dentistry, and about 10 flexible hours a week on my internet store. I worked 60-70 hours a week during summers when I was in college years ago. At that time, I didn`t have any people that were dependent on me, but now, there`s a little girl in a pink tutu that wants and needs my time. My time spent with her is very valuable, but I need to make sure that there`s quality of life. In the future, I would love to be at home shen she gets off the school bus and spend the summers going on adventures with her which is the reason for my own business.
It sounds like you are trying to find a balance for your quality of life--sleeping, spending more time doing things you like, and/or spending time with others.
The demands of your business determine your hours--to a certain exent. If you are busy enough to keep hours from 10AM to 3 AM, you need to hire help. The help can free up your time to live your life. Yes, employees are expensive, but not getting a break or good night`s rest is more expensive--it can affect your health and stress relationships. ( I do want to emphasize the importance of having good employees that you trust because my dad had many sleepless nights over poor employees.) If you already have employees, are you at work because you need to be there to keep them honest/working? These are not employees you want to keep. You should be able to feel confident that your business will not fall just because you aren`t around.
If you are really busy from 12AM to 2 PM and then again from 8 PM to 1 AM, then try to adjust your hours. Depending on your type of business, this is not able to happen. If you have a business that people just walk-in for a service, like taxes, counseling, etc. then make the office open for appointments and the appointments can be made by calling #555-5555.
Another thing maybe to bring on a partner. You can sell him a portion and put some cash in your pocket and split responsibilities/profits. This is not easy though. Make sure to get legal advice.
Internet businesses are nice because they are open 24 hours a day and people can shop while a person is sleeping. You can work them from anywhere. The hours are flexible and you can have customers from all over.
I hope find the balance. It may take some time, but write down your goals and work towards them. Hopefully, you will get some time off to enjoy your holidays.