The situation is, I phone somebody in his evening and I feel sorry because it's late.

In my mother language, there's an expression like, "Sorry for causing you to sleep late" or "Sorry for affecting your rest". These sentences mean if I don't call he could go to bed early.

If I put the sentences directly into English, I think they sound weird. Is there a better way or native expression to say the same thing?

Thank you so much!

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You could say:

Sorry to call so late, but we really need those TPS reports.

Sorry for keeping you up, the server went down and we need help getting it back up.

Hi Alice, I hope I didn't wake you, but aliens are invading and we're having some trouble finding the instructions for the anti-alien ray gun.

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