Sounds like very sensible and helpful responses in those columns.
A number of years ago i was with a large group of boys away for a week. Adults were in rooms, they were in dormitories. I noticed they all slept in just boxer shorts, but one morning one said to me in hushed tones with wide eyes "(name) went to bed naked last night". I adopted a smiling mock-horror look and in a similarly conspiratorial tone replied "Lots of people sleep like that. It's ok, you know!"